SAY GOOD­BYE TO PRO­CESSED MEAT

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Hot & Healthy -

New stud­ies show that the link be­tween th­ese deadly de­li­cious meats and can­cer are grow­ing more cer­tain. Hot­dogs, pack­aged tur­key, ham, sausage, and canned meat are ei­ther smoked, cured, or go through a process that en­hances their fla­vor and pro­longs shelf life, and it’s th­ese preser­va­tion tech­niques that cause can­cer. Car­cino­gens form when meat is fried, roasted, or grilled at high temps, too. A new re­port by the Na­tional Can­cer In­sti­tute found that eat­ing 50 g of pro­cessed meat per day (think ei­ther six slices of ba­con, one hot­dog, or two slices of ham) al­ready in­creases your risk of can­cer by 18 per­cent. You can do this: Ei­ther quit cold tur­key (couldn’t re­sist) or limit in­take to one meal on week­ends.

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